Series of Grocery Store Robberies in the Burke Area

Video of employees helping thwart robbery at Giant, Nov. 7, 2015

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect believed to be involved in a series of three grocery store robberies in the Burke area. The suspect is described as a white male who enters the store, demands money from a store clerk, implies he has a weapon and flees.

The suspect typically wears a mask.

The first robbery took place at the Safeway on October 26, 9596 Old Keene Mill Road, Burke at around 7:50 p.m.

The second occurred on Wednesday, October 28 just after midnight at the Shoppers Food Warehouse store on 9274 Old Keene Mill Road.

In both cases, the suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and fled.

The most recent crime took place at the Giant, just before midnight on Saturday, November 7 at 6011 Burke Center Parkway. In this case, fellow employees were able to thwart the robbery by yelling across the store to the clerk and checking on him. They were suspicious of what they saw and chased the suspect out of the store. One employee shoved an empty shopping cart at the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Categories: Commercial Robbery, Crime, Robbery, West Springfield Police District


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